Real life Annabelle doll

Annabelle is the name given to a supposedly haunted Raggedy Ann doll. The case was attended by two famous demonologists named Lorraine and Ed Warren, who feature in the film The Conjuring. Annabelle was also the inspiration for the horror film of the same name. 

Phenomena started happening a few months after the doll was purchased as a birthday present for the owner’s daughter. The doll would be left sitting on the side of the bed with the arms and legs straight.  When they would come home from work, the arms and legs would be crossed:  “After a week or so, this made us suspicious. So to test it, I purposely crossed its arms and legs in the morning to see if it really was moving. And sure enough, every night when we’d come back home, the arms and legs would be uncrossed and the thing would be sitting there in any of a dozen different postures.“ As time went by, the doll would move around of it’s own accord and notes would be left around the house saying “HELP” or “HELP LOU”. (Louise was the name of the owner)

The doll now holds a place in Ed and Lorraine’s museum where it is locked in a box for “the safety of the public”.